Timberland has a long heritage of environmental stewardship, responsible sourcing and social justice. Our CSR efforts date back to the early 1990’s when we launched our Path of ServiceTM employee volunteer program and our supplier Code of Conduct. Timberland’s past, present, and future are fueled by a desire to innovate and operate our business in an accountable, responsible and sustainable manner. In these 20+ years of driving commerce & justice hand in hand, we’ve learned that we innovate and drive progress best in collaboration with others.
Below are examples of collaborations Timberland has participated in over the years to drive positive social and environmental progress across the footwear and apparel industry, and beyond.
BICEP, a project of Ceres, was founded in November 2008 and is an advocacy coalition of businesses committed to working with policy makers to pass meaningful energy and climate legislation and giving consumer-facing businesses a stronger voice in the formation of progressive climate change legislation. Timberland and the other founding members of BICEP saw a need to form the new coalition, rather than joining other established organizations whose members tend to be larger emitters with different needs than what many consumer companies face. BICEP’s members are primarily consumer companies that are not major greenhouse gas emitters, but will nevertheless be impacted by climate regulations and other climate-related impacts. BICEP members believe that climate change will impact all sectors of the economy and that various business perspectives are needed to provide a full spectrum of viewpoints for solving the climate and energy challenges.